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A look at militant attacks on tourist areas in Egypt and sites frequented by foreigners

  • FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, tourists ride camels at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire outside the plateau of the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo early Wednesday June 3, 2015, killing two policemen Egypt’s state news agency and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, tourists ride camels at the historical site of the Giza Pyramids in Giza, near Cairo, Egypt. Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire outside the plateau of the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo early Wednesday June 3, 2015, killing two policemen Egypt’s state news agency and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt. The explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula, killing three Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver. (AP Photo, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian policeman stands guard in front of a damaged bus after a deadly explosion Sunday near the Egyptian border crossing with Israel in Taba, Egypt. The explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula, killing three Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver. (AP Photo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian policeman shouts at bystanders to keep away from the site of a blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo, Egypt. A truck bomb targeting Cairo’s security headquarters killed four people and caused heavy damage to the nearby museum dedicated to Islamic arts and history. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, an Egyptian policeman shouts at bystanders to keep away from the site of a blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo, Egypt. A truck bomb targeting Cairo’s security headquarters killed four people and caused heavy damage to the nearby museum dedicated to Islamic arts and history. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)  (The Associated Press)

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a major tourist site in Egypt's southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, wounding four people, including two policemen, but no tourists were hurt in the attack outside the Karnak temple.

It was the second such incident this month in Egypt, after a drive-by shooting killed two policemen near the famed Giza Pyramids near Cairo last week, in a marked escalation by Islamic militants aiming to destabilize the government. The attacks also raise concerns for the country's key tourism industry, just as it was beginning to recover from years of tumult following a 2011 popular uprising.

Here is a look at attacks on sites in Egypt visited by tourists and foreigners over the past two decades:

— June 3, 2015: Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle open fire outside the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo, killing two police officers.

— Feb. 16, 2014: An explosion tears through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula, killing three Korean tourists and an Egyptian driver.

— Jan. 24, 2014: A truck bomb targeting Cairo's security headquarters kills four people and causes heavy damage to the nearby museum dedicated to Islamic arts and history.

— Feb. 22, 2009: A bomb explodes at a crowded square near Cairo's popular Khan el-Khalili bazaar, killing a French teenager and wounding 24 other people, mostly fellow students on a class trip.

— April 24, 2006: Three nearly simultaneous bombings hit the Sinai's seaside resort of Dahab, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 60.

— July 23, 2005: Two car bombs and a bomb in knapsack rip through a hotel and beach promenade in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing 64 people, mainly tourists.

— April 7, 2005: Suicide bomber kills two French citizens and an American near a market.

— Oct. 7, 2004: Bombings in the Sinai Peninsula resorts of Taba and Ras Shitan kill 34 people, including 11 Israelis.

— Nov. 17, 1997: Islamic militants kill 58 foreigners and four Egyptians in an attack outside Luxor at the 3,400-year-old Hatshepsut Temple on the west bank of the Nile. Police kill all six assailants.

— Sept. 18, 1997: Two gunmen kill nine German tourists and their driver in attack on tour bus outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

— April 18, 1996: Four Islamic militants open fire on Greek tourists in Cairo, killing 18 people outside the Europa Hotel.